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The Ring.

Manga, vol.2 (1999)

 

Information:

Genres: Drama, Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Supernatural, Psychological
Tags: Ghosts, Present, Psi-Powers
Release Date: 01.1999 ‑ 1999
Studios: Kadokawa Shoten
Type: Manga (1999)
Volumes: 2, Chapters: 9

Alternative names:

リング
The Ring
Ringu
The Ring volume 1
The Ring: Volume 1
Ring
The Ring, a Japanese multi-media frenzy based on the best-selling horror novels by Kouji Suzuki, has already made its way to America in both a Western adaptation of the film, and an equally popular dubbed Japanese version of the film. Well, from Dark Horse Comics comes the equally fantastic manga, and it will be published, respectfully, in the increasingly popular "non-Western" format, meaning you get a kick out of reading from the back of the book to the front. For those of you who love your media in comic book form, you'll love seeing this creepy tidbit panel to panel, and for those who love film, step forward and find out why filmmakers idolize comics. The pacing and art throughout the book are so loyal and work so well with the story, you will be overwhelmed and frozen in place in a closet somewhere. Creeeepy!
A series of mysterious murders all surround a video tape. Supposedly, anyone viewing this tape will die within 7 days. Reporter Reiko Asakawa, an aunt to one of the victims, decides to do a story on this tape. Upon viewing it however, she finds she has more to worry about than whether her boss will like her story or not...
As she begins to experience horrifying visions, she comes to realize that she has no other choice but to find a way to break this horrible curse... or die.

Production:

Koji Suzuki (Story),
Misao Inagaki (Art),
Hiroshi Takahashi (Story)

Related manga:

The Ring 2 Manga, 1999, Sequel
The Ring 0: Birthday Manga, Prequel
Ring Novel, 1991, Alternative version

Related characters:

Sadako Yamamura
Sadako Yamamura